the local farmers are an important part of our county. It saves money, gas, to buy locally and that helps the environment. I work a few days each summer on a horse farm and a vegetable farm in the County and know the hard work, yet the joy that comes from working on the land. Orange County New York's black dirt region is famous world-wide and produces excellent crops. I am also vice president of the Orange County Land Trust and expend much of my energy trying to save local farms.